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Thursday September 28 2023

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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The leaders of a Dunfermline church’s outreach project to children have been recognised with a special award. Brian and Nicky Lynch of St Ninian’s Church have run the 7-11 Club for primary school children in the parish for 23 years. They received a Special Achievement Award from Youth 1st, a support agency for youth organisation in Fife.


There were mixed emotions at Forfar St Margaret's Church, which is entering into a union early next year, when a farewell service was held to mark the move of 3rd Forfar scouts to a new home in the town. After commemorative photos had been taken in front of the church, scouts and church members headed inside to enjoy juice and a celebratory cake.


During a recent morning service at St Leonard's Church, Forres, five new Elders were ordained. Back row: Lauranne Grant, Rev Dewald Louw (Interim Moderator) and Marion King. Front row: Karine Carson, Colin Stafford and June Machray.


Johnstone High Church celebrated the long service of elders and office bearers on September 3. Four elders who had served longer than 30 years received long service certificates signed by the Moderator of the General Assembly. The church also honoured eight elders with over 20 years of service, but who are not yet eligible for the official certificate; Catherine Abbott who has served for 30 years as church organist, and Robert Miller, who has been the Beadle for over 40 years.

Above: Elders receiving certificates, from left: Morag Macleod (33 years), Raymond Anderson (36), Marguerite Lennon (32) and James Wallace (31).

Above: Elders with over 20 years, from left: Agnes McManus (24), Ann MacMillan (21), Janet McFadyen (27), Ellen Muir (21), Christine Macdonald (21), Lorna Heywood (21), William Crawford (27), Irene Anderson (21).

 

Above: Catherine Abbott (left) and Robert Miller, both pictured with minister, the Rev Ann C McCool.


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